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English citations of bodybuilding

Noun: sport in which the aesthetics of muscular development is the basis for competition[edit]

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  • 1929, Clement Wood, Bernarr Macfadden; A Study in Success‎, page 52
    The city would have furnished systematic bodybuilding in a gymnasium, and a far more sensible diet.
  • 1939, Henry Robinson Luce, Time (Jan. 30), page 66
    Jonathan Orestes Jones was a puny lad, but he was smart enough to get a job as usher at Roxy's Theatre, and do bodybuilding exercises on the side. Result : he became a Grade-A physical specimen, soon headed his own body-building establishment []
  • 1951, Albert Ellis, The Folklore of Sex, p‎age 173
    [] popular sport of weight lifting or bodybuilding. Bodybuilding, it may surprise some readers to know, has thousands upon thousands of adherents in the United States and boasts a national organization as well as several flourishing periodicals []
  • 1960, Joel W. Carter, How to Make Athletic Equipment‎, page 306
    This chapter is concerned only with equipment which is used mainly for bodybuilding and conditioning, and which has no direct affiliation with a particular sport.
  • 1964 "Muscles are his business", Ebony‎ (Dec.) 20 (2): 148
    Stonewall, considered skinny as a youth, is proof of value of exercise, proper diet. Oldest of nine children, he was encouraged by dad, a physical fitness buff who kept bodybuilding equipment at home.
  • 1974, Charles Gaines & George Butler, Pumping Iron: The Art and Sport of Bodybuilding, page 7.
    Like those activities, bodybuilding is an obsession, a living (for a few), and a way of life for the people involved in it—a subculture, in a word, with its own values, aesthetics and vocabulary.
  • 1983, Joe Weider, The Weider System of Bodybuilding, page 4.
    Alternating off-season and precontest cycles in bodybuilding over a period of years will result in the relatively quick development of a championship physique.
  • 1988, Steve Holman, "Christian Conquers Columbus", Ironman 47 (6): 28-34.
    As usual, the biggest and best in bodybuilding are in Columbus.
  • 1997, John Romano, Muscle Meals, page 14.
    Living in Venice, California and training at the Mecca of bodybuilding, Gold's Gym, I've seen some of the world's most dedicated and hard-training athletes.
  • 2008, Carlon M. Colker, Extreme Muscle Enhancement, 3rd edition, page 13-14.
    We used to think bodybuilding was all about anabolism by way of turning on testosterone and growth hormone secretion.

Noun: (archaic) work done to construct or repair the body of an automobile[edit]

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  • 1921, "Parliamentary Debates (New Zealand)", page 843
    A number of the men now engaged in bodybuilding were formerly engaged in coachbuilding,